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Kentucky lawmaker to propose statewide smoking ban

FRANKFORT, KY. — Backed by a coalition of health and anti-smoking groups, Rep. Susan Westrom said Wednesday that she plans to file a bill for the 2012 legislative session to enact a statewide smoking ban in public places.

Senate delay in tobacco plain packaging law

HEALTH Minister Nicola Roxon has been embarrassed by delays to her tobacco plain packaging legislation caused by a government attempt to bring on the carbon tax debate in the Senate earlier.

France unveils new austerity budget

CIGARETTE and alcohol price rises and a new tax on France’s richest residents are among the measures unveiled by the goverment in an €11bn deficit reduction package.

Can a Little Lawsuit Shut Down a Big Tobacco Racket?

Coming soon to a courtroom near you: Bambi meets Godzilla. This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy group in Washington, filed suit in federal court to challenge the constitutionality of the massive and fantastically lucrative 1998 Master Settlement Agreement—otherwise known as the Tobacco Deal. Arrayed against the suit’s five plaintiffs (several small tobacco companies and distributors, plus a discount tobacco store and a smoker) will be Big Tobacco, the state attorneys general, a host of public-health organizations, and probably most of the mainstream media. Other than that, it’s a fair fight.

Australia Brings Tobacco Legislation to Parliament

SYDNEY—Australia’s government introduced into parliament new laws banning advertisements on cigarette packets Wednesday, setting up a legal battle against the world’s biggest tobacco companies.

House panel approves plan to redirect tobacco settlement revenues to the TOPS

After lengthy discussion that included rare legislative testimony from Gov. Bobby Jindal, the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to redirect future tobacco settlement revenues to the TOPS college scholarship program.

Cigarette makers use FOI laws

Australia - TAXPAYERS are footing the bill for a multi-million-dollar campaign by tobacco companies to extract Health Department information for a looming court challenge to plain packaging on cigarette packets.

E-cigarettes give health officials a bad taste

They look like cigarettes. They include nicotine like cigarettes. And they are puffed on like cigarettes.

70 % of Texas Voters Back up Smoke-Free Law

A currently conducted poll demonstrates that 70% of Texas voters want to ban smoking in indoor work and public places.texas qiut
“It is very pleasant to hear that Texans want to breathe clean indoor air. That is why, now it is the most appropriate time for the Texas Legislature to implement this bill, which will protect our citizens from the well-known hazards of second-hand smoke,” stated Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG president.